Monday, January 29

Top 5 songs To shake Your Can Too:

1. California Love - 2pac and Dr. Dre
2. Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
3. Crazy in Love - Beyonce
4. Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
5. Babylon - David Gray

Saturday, January 27

Top 5 Favourite Funny Commercials, That I Like Because They Make Me Laugh, That I Could Find On YouTube Right Now

1. One.

2. Two.

3. Three.

4. Four.

5. Five.

Bonus: Just because.

Thursday, January 25

Top 5 Reasons I Didn't Post A "Top 5 Favourite Albums Of 2006"

1. I'm the movie friend
2. I actually didn't buy myself any music last year.
3. The music I did buy was for my sister for Christmas. They were Beck-The Information, and The Tragically Hip-World Container. Both great albums, but 2 isn't 5.
4. I haven't lived near any of you (though that will change very shortly), so don't even know what I should be listening to.
5. I don't like being told what to do.

Sunday, January 21

Top5 Favourite Albums from 2006

5. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
4. K'naan - The Dusty Foot Philosopher
3. John Mayer - Continuum
2. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Bring the Flood
1. Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up, Live (DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray (it so does count))

Saturday, January 20

Top five characters from the BBC version of 'The Office'...

1) Gareth Keenan
2) Tim Canterbury
3) David Brent
4) Dawn Tinsley
5) Keith Bishop

Wednesday, January 17

Top 5 Personal Favourite Albums of '06

1. Sam's Town - The Killers
2. The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
3. John Mayer - Continuum
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
5. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open.

Honorable Mention: Whatever Nickelbackakbum or clone that came out in 2006. I loves me the jock rock.

Tuesday, January 16

Top 5 Personal Albums of 2006

1. Welcome to the Club - Kick Axe (aka Spectre General)
2. Primal - Damn Cheetah (aka NRG)
3. Call to Action - Stan Bush
4. Falling Off a Clef - Vince DiCola
5. Mane Attraction - White Lion (aka Lion)

"What it really matter
When nothing really counts
Grave eternal darkness
When drained of every ounce
And when the nightmare's over
The final from the storm
Dust of all creation
To ashes we transform"

"Instruments of destruction
Tools of powerplays
It's a violent eruption
Existence drips away"

Monday, January 15

Top 5 Personal Albums of 2006

1. Sam's Town - The Killers
2. United We Stand - Hillsong United
3. Takk - Sigur Ros
4. Stand Up - Dave Matthews Band
5. Road Mix #3 - ed. Dan Kang

Sunday, January 14

Top 5 Personal Albums of 2006

1. Mewithoutyou - Catch us for the foxes
2. Underoath - Define the Great Line
3. Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
4. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
5. Ok Go - Oh No

These were all new to me in 2006. Watch Ok Go's music video on treadmills. Also, Regina Spektor's she's not on a treadmill though.

Honorable mention: Dan Kang's special "Music that makes you feel like dying" mixed tape.

Top 5 Personal favorite Albums of 2006

1. The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
2. Wilco - Sunken Treasure Live (i know it's a dvd, but it counts, right???)
3. Hillsongs United - United We Stand
4. Damien Rice - 9
5. Sufjan Stevens - Songs for Christmas

Top 5 Personal Favourite Albums of The 06

1. mewithoutyou – Brother, Sister
2. Alexisonfire – Crisis
3. Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
4. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
5. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

Illegal Extra: Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness

Top 5 Personal favorite Albums of 2006

1. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
2. Rock Plaza Central - Are We Not Horses?
3. The Album Leaf - Into the Blue Again
4. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
5. Hotel Lights - Self-Titled

2006 wasn't a super great year for new music. Hotel Lights, probably wouldn't have made the list, but I couldn't think of another album I listened to more.

Oh, by the way, this is a manditory post for everyone. I'd like to see what everyone else was impressed with last year.

Saturday, January 13

Top five characters from 'The Office'

1) Dwight Schrute
2) Michael Scott
3) Jim Halpert
4) Pam Beesly
5) Andy Bernard

Thursday, January 11

Top 5 Reasons to Love the CBC right now

1. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks - Saturday January 13, 4pm PST.
2. Arrested Development - weekday evenings.
3. Little Mosque on the Prairie - looks surprisingly funny.
4. They've pretty much given up on both "Road to Avonlea" and "Wind at my back".
5. =with a bullet= George Friggin' Strombolopoulous. Wait, is he on the CBC?

Monday, January 8

The Top 5 Songs Stuck In My Head This Year:

1. Ridin' Dirty - Chamillionaire - "They see me rollin', they hatin', patrollin' and tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty.
2. Justin Timberlake -Sexy Back - "I'm bringing sexy back, them other boys don't know how to act."
3. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy - "Does that make me crazay? Possibly."
4. James Blunt - You're Beautiful - "You're Beautiful." (done in a nasally whine).
5. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl - "This sh** is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S."

Honorable Mention - This aint a scene, it's an arm's race - fall out boy. Though this might be more 2007.

Friday, January 5

Top 5 Circumventions

"Ah, the old reach-around."

1. USA, 1944. In an attempt to limit casualties in its fight against Japan, The Americans go on an "island hopping" campaign. They circumvent larger islands in favour of smaller, less well defended islands.

2. Cuba, 1962. Nikita Kruschev, in a shrewd attempt to gain tactical and diplomatic advantage in the cold war, decides to install soviet nuclear missile silos in newly communist Cuba. Circumventing American intelligence and reconaissance, he almost suceeds. But the Americans finally discover the missile sites in the nick of time. Tension ensues.

3. Mexico City, 1986. "The Hand of God." Diego Maradona, at 51 minutes of the World Cup final, circmvents the rules of FIFA soccer tournaments by putting the ball in the goal with the outside of his left hand. The referee doesn't notice the infraction and calls it a goal.

4. Hungary, 1989. The Hungarian government removes its border restrictions with East Germany, allowing some 13 000 East Germans to circumvent the Berlin wall and escape to Austria.

5. Houston, 2001. Enron corporation's attempts to circumvent the law are finally discovered. Rumours of insider trading and personal siphoning by executives are confirmed, bringing down one of the largest companies in American history.

Thursday, January 4

Top 5 Clothing items/styles that i want more of in my wardrobe

(Disclaimer: this blog is not very interesting - it is more of a list for me to think about my wardrobe)
1. cute hippy shirts
2. pants that are not jeans or cords
3. skirts that go mid-calf
4. red, red, red (the rich cherry kind of red)
5. more shirts with cute cuts and designs - enough of the same look over and over

Top 5 "Tech" things that I am into right now

1. The nintendo DS, specifically with mario kart (the only game I've tried so far)
2. Nintendo Wii (though I haven't actually played this one yet - it just seems cool)
3. Mac book or mac book pro - I think I'd be satisfied with just a mac book
4. The rogers "chocolate" or blackberry, or other integrated phone, mp3players, cameras all in one
5. ***WITH A BULLET*** my new 8gb ipod nano!!!!!

Wednesday, January 3

Top 5 Songs I couldn't get out of my head (and didn't mind) in '06 - the Level 1 (of 5) Music Snob version

1. "The Skin of my Yellow Country Teeth" - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
2. "Marching Bands of Manhattan" - Death Cab for Cutie
3. "Hell Yes" - Beck
4. "Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" - Wolf Parade
5. "Read my Mind" - The Killers. I would just like to say, for the record, that this song wins my vote for song of the year. I've never heard such a richly layered, emotion packed, yet somehow energetic and driving ballad. The way this song swells reminds me of the ocean. At night. With lots of stars "blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun." I could listen to this song like 50 times in a row.

Top 5 Songs I couldn't get out of my head (and didn't mind) in '06

1. "When You were Young" - The Killers
2. "Sexy Back" - Justin Timberlake
3. "Wind it Up" - Gwen Stefani
4. "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado
5. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley

Tuesday, January 2

Top 5 Quotes from "Life of Pi"

1. "I know zoos are no longer in people’s good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both."

2. "It is not atheists who get stuck in my craw, but agnostics. Doubt is useful for a while. We must all pass through the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” then surely we are also permitted to doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation."

3. "There are always those who take it upon themselves to defend God, as if Ultimate Reality, as if the sustaining frame of existence, were something weak and helpless. These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy begging for a few paise, walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, “Business as usual.” But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening. These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart. Meanwhile, the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard, and it is to their defense, not God’s, that the self-righteous should rush."

4. "Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?"

5. "Reason is excellent for getting food, clothing and shelter. Reason is the very best tool kit. Nothing beats reason for keeping tigers away. But be excessively reasonable and you risk throwing out the universe with the bathwater."

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